Beach JV completes Kupe compression project in NZ
New Zealand Oil & Gas (Nzog) on October 14 said that the inlet compression project at Kupe gas field in New Zealand has been completed.
Operator Beach Energy has successfully procured, installed, and commissioned the new compressor at the Kupe plant and it is now available for full operation, it said. The Kupe joint venture comprises Beach, Nzog and Genesis Energy.
The completion of this project will reinstate the ability of Kupe to produce at a plateau rate of 77 terajoules/day for a sustained period. Reserves attributable to this project remain in line with previous guidance, Nzog said.
The joint venture also continues to investigate options to drill another development well at Kupe to further increase recovery from the field.
“This compressor will allow us to suck harder on the straw and extract further volumes from the Kupe gas field bringing us back up to plateau rates at a time the country clearly needs it,” Andrew Jefferies CEO of Nzog said.
Kupe produces gas from the offshore Kupe field, situated approximately 30 km off the New Zealand North Island in licence PML38146. Gas from the Kupe field is then piped to the onshore Kupe production station.